Where refugees in Ohio are arriving from

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August 24, 2022
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Where refugees in Ohio are arriving from

The United States has officially accepted more than 100,000 Ukrainian refugees since Russia's invasion of Ukraine earlier this year. The vast majority of these refugees are entering the country on humanitarian parole, which grants them temporary legal status in the U.S. These types of admittances are not tracked in the refugee case management system being used by the Refugee Processing Center.

Most of the refugees resettled in the United States through the official resettlement program are from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Syria. Both countries have complex histories rife with regional war, social unrest, political corruption, and unstable governance.

The DCR has more than 5.5 million internally displaced persons and more than half a million refugees and asylum seekers from neighboring countries impacted by regional conflicts dating back to the early 1990s. Syria is more than a decade into a civil war that began with a violent government crackdown on non-violent anti-government demonstrations. Since then, nearly 7 million Syrians have fled the country, and another 7 million are internally displaced.

Stacker referenced data from The Refugee Processing Center to compile statistics on the number of refugees and their countries of origin resettled in Ohio in July 2022.

July refugee statistics
Countries where refugees arrived from in July
Ohio
#1. Democratic Republic of the Congo: 106
#2. Syria: 35
#3. Sudan: 10
#4. Burma: 8
#5. Venezuela: 4
#6. Ethiopia: 1
#6. Guatemala: 1
#6. Somalia: 1

National
#1. Democratic Republic of the Congo: 1,182
#2. Syria: 270
#3. Burma: 218
#4. Afghanistan: 127
#5. Sudan: 103

States that accepted the most refugees in July
#1. California: 202
#2. Ohio: 166
#3. New York: 152
#4. North Carolina: 150
#5. Texas: 150

Read on to see the countries that Ohio has accepted the most refugees from since October

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#1. Democratic Republic of the Congo

Refugees that arrived from Democratic Republic of the Congo since October
Ohio: 277

National: 4,917
Top states
#1. Kentucky: 569
#2. Texas: 454
#3. Ohio: 277
#4. Arizona: 269
#5. North Carolina: 256

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#2. Syria

Refugees that arrived from Syria since October
Ohio: 185

National: 3,795
Top states
#1. California: 415
#2. Michigan: 369
#3. Pennsylvania: 300
#4. New York: 289
#5. Texas: 249

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#3. Ukraine

Refugees that arrived from Ukraine since October
Ohio: 44

National: 1,126
Top states
#1. Washington: 332
#2. California: 225
#3. New York: 74
#4. Missouri: 58
#4. Pennsylvania: 58

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#3. Sudan

Refugees that arrived from Sudan since October
Ohio: 44

National: 1,413
Top states
#1. North Carolina: 111
#2. Texas: 103
#3. New York: 72
#4. Idaho: 70
#5. Arizona: 68

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#5. Burma

Refugees that arrived from Burma since October
Ohio: 32

National: 1,347
Top states
#1. New York: 179
#2. Wisconsin: 176
#3. Texas: 124
#4. Georgia: 94
#5. North Carolina: 91

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#6. Somalia

Refugees that arrived from Somalia since October
Ohio: 31

National: 333
Top states
#1. Minnesota: 95
#2. Ohio: 31
#3. New York: 25
#4. Washington: 23
#5. Texas: 20

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#7. Afghanistan

Refugees that arrived from Afghanistan since October
Ohio: 21

National: 971
Top states
#1. California: 184
#2. Virginia: 136
#3. Texas: 132
#4. Colorado: 78
#5. Washington: 61

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#8. Iraq

Refugees that arrived from Iraq since October
Ohio: 20

National: 378
Top states
#1. Michigan: 66
#2. California: 50
#3. Texas: 45
#4. New York: 30
#4. Pennsylvania: 30

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#9. Eritrea

Refugees that arrived from Eritrea since October
Ohio: 9

National: 196
Top states
#1. Iowa: 18
#2. Washington: 16
#3. Georgia: 15
#4. Arizona: 14
#5. Texas: 13

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#10. El Salvador

Refugees that arrived from El Salvador since October
Ohio: 8

National: 399
Top states
#1. California: 101
#2. Maryland: 59
#3. New York: 32
#4. Virginia: 26
#5. Texas: 25

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#11. Guatemala

Refugees that arrived from Guatemala since October
Ohio: 7

National: 774
Top states
#1. California: 159
#2. Texas: 99
#3. New Jersey: 53
#4. Pennsylvania: 50
#5. Georgia: 44

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#12. Pakistan

Refugees that arrived from Pakistan since October
Ohio: 6

National: 35
Top states
#1. California: 10
#2. New York: 7
#3. Ohio: 6
#4. South Carolina: 3
#4. Wisconsin: 3

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#13. Moldova

Refugees that arrived from Moldova since October
Ohio: 5

National: 222
Top states
#1. California: 80
#2. Washington: 59
#3. Florida: 20
#4. North Carolina: 13
#5. Minnesota: 9

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#14. Uganda

Refugees that arrived from Uganda since October
Ohio: 4

National: 62
Top states
#1. California: 8
#2. Tennessee: 7
#2. Georgia: 7
#4. Massachusetts: 5
#4. Texas: 5

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#14. Republic of South Sudan

Refugees that arrived from Republic of South Sudan since October
Ohio: 4

National: 252
Top states
#1. Arizona: 41
#2. Maryland: 25
#3. Utah: 20
#4. Missouri: 19
#4. Texas: 19

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#14. Venezuela

Refugees that arrived from Venezuela since October
Ohio: 4

National: 76
Top states
#1. Florida: 17
#2. Texas: 9
#3. Nevada: 8
#4. North Carolina: 7
#4. Washington: 7

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#14. Honduras

Refugees that arrived from Honduras since October
Ohio: 4

National: 325
Top states
#1. Texas: 34
#2. Massachusetts: 31
#2. Florida: 31
#4. New Jersey: 28
#5. Virginia: 24

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#14. Ethiopia

Refugees that arrived from Ethiopia since October
Ohio: 4

National: 159
Top states
#1. Minnesota: 69
#2. Maryland: 17
#3. Colorado: 13
#4. Texas: 10
#5. Georgia: 7

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#19. Bhutan

Refugees that arrived from Bhutan since October
Ohio: 3

National: 14
Top states
#1. Georgia: 4
#1. Virginia: 4
#3. Ohio: 3
#3. Minnesota: 3

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#20. Russia

Refugees that arrived from Russia since October
Ohio: 2

National: 17
Top states
#1. Washington: 11
#2. California: 4
#3. Ohio: 2

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#20. Rwanda

Refugees that arrived from Rwanda since October
Ohio: 2

National: 74
Top states
#1. Texas: 18
#2. Idaho: 11
#3. Kentucky: 8
#4. Oregon: 7
#4. New York: 7

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#20. Burundi

Refugees that arrived from Burundi since October
Ohio: 2

National: 77
Top states
#1. Illinois: 13
#2. Michigan: 12
#3. Oregon: 10
#4. Idaho: 9
#5. Maryland: 6

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#23. Nepal

Refugees that arrived from Nepal since October
Ohio: 1

National: 6
Top states
#1. Pennsylvania: 3
#2. Ohio: 1
#2. Iowa: 1
#2. Texas: 1

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#23. Armenia

Refugees that arrived from Armenia since October
Ohio: 1

National: 122
Top states
#1. California: 118
#2. Washington: 3
#3. Ohio: 1

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#23. Djibouti

Refugees that arrived from Djibouti since October
Ohio: 1

National: 2
Top states
#1. Ohio: 1
#1. Colorado: 1

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#23. Congo

Refugees that arrived from Congo since October
Ohio: 1

National: 2
Top states
#1. Arizona: 1
#1. Ohio: 1

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#23. Iran

Refugees that arrived from Iran since October
Ohio: 1

National: 213
Top states
#1. California: 59
#2. Texas: 29
#3. Georgia: 17
#4. Virginia: 16
#5. Nevada: 13

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